Types of Nuts

Today is National Pecan Day.

Almond

  • Grown mostly in Spain and California.
  • Contains Vitamin E
  • 161 Calories per 1/4 cup.
  • Store in airtight container in fridge up to 6 months and freezer up to one year.
  • Can be used to make almond butter, sprinkled on desserts and ice cream, in salads and side dishes, eaten raw, toasted or salted.
  • Brazil Nut

  • Grown mostly in Brazil and Bolivia.
  • Contains selenium, magnesium and thiamine.
  • 280 calories per 1/4 cup.
  • Store in airtight container in fridge up to 1 month and freezer up to one year.
  • Used chopped or ground in sweet and savory dishes, covered with chocolate, eaten raw or salted.
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    Cashew

  • Grown mostly in India, Vietnam and Brazil.
  • High in protein and dietary fibre.
  • 155 calories per 1/4 cup.
  • Store in airtight container in fridge up to 6 months and freezer up to one year.
  • Used in Asian cooking, made into cashew butter, eaten raw or salted.
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    Hazelnut

  • Grown mostly in Northwestern United States and Turkey.
  • Contains, protein, unsaturated fats, thiamine and vitamin B6.
  • 180 calories per 1/4 cup.
  • Use as needed since they go stale quickly.
  • Used in candies, cookies, chocolates, eaten raw, toasted or salted.

  • Macadamia

  • Grown mostly in Hawaii, Australia and California.
  • Contains protein, calcium, potassium and dietary fibre.
  • 233 calories per 1/4 cup.
  • Store in airtight container in fridge up to 2 months and freezer up to one year.
  • Used in place of other nuts, ground into pastry dough, goes well with fish and coconut, eaten raw or salted.
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    Pecan

  • Grown mostly in Southern United States.
  • Contains protein and dietary fibre.
  • 198 calories per 1/4 cup.
  • Store in airtight container in fridge up to 9 months and in freezer up to 2 years,
  • Used in pralines, pie, sweet and savory main dishes, eaten raw, toasted or salted.
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    Peanut

  • Grown mostly in India, China, Nigeria, Indonesia and the United States.
  • Contains vitamin E, niacin, folate, protein and manganese.
  • 206 calories oer 1/4 cup.
  • Store in airtight container in fridge up to 3 months and freezer up to 6 months.
  • Used in all types of cooking, desserts, Asian Food, Thai food, eaten raw, roasted, salted and candy coated, made into peanut butter.
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    Pistachio

  • Grown mostly in Iran and North America.
  • High in protein and dietary fibre.
  • 160 calories per 1/4 cup.
  • Store in airtight container in fridge for up to 3 months. Do not freeze.
  • Used in cookies, ice cream, as breading for chicken and fish, eaten raw or salted.
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    Walnut

  • Grown mostly in North America.
  • High in protein and Omega 3 fatty acids.
  • 183 calories per 1/4 cup.
  • Store in airtight container in fridge for up to 6 months and freezer for up to one year.
  • Used in desserts, salads, sauces, eaten raw or salted.
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